gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33 cl from the bottle shop section of The Abbey Cider Lounge & Bottle Shop, Sandy Bay - Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
As "Limited Release Brew 1 - Vienna Rye".
Hazy brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, caramel scent. Malty, caramel, toffee taste. Toffee aftertaste.
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark copper colour with a thin wisp of light white foam gracing the top. Strong aroma of caramel and toffee which is very pleasant. The flavour is okay with good body and mouthfeel. Light on the palate and very drinkable.
Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 17/2/2012. Pours a light amber with a smallish head. Has a malty, bready aroma with some basement like notes. The flavour is very malty, withn lots of sweet caramel and a little spice. This is offset by a nice medium hop bitterness. While it won’t necessarily blow your hair back, it’s a nicely put together vienna.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep copper with only the smallest of white heads. Aromas are dominated by some rich malt sweetness. Some yeast shows through with some earthy spiciness. Flavours are much the same with plenty of sweet caramel. Slightly odd spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with ruby tints and a small densely packed head.
Nose shows spicy, toasty malt, caramel and nutty notes. Very enticing.
Similar flavours, quite malty, but with the spicy, toasty rye really standing out amongst the sweet caramel and possible melanoidin malt.
Nice creamy carbonation suits the beer well.
gam (3484) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour creamy head malt spicy aromas toffee earthy soft medium carbonation flavours mild bitter earthyness spicy taste good balance aftertaste mild bitter spice earthyness smooth tasting
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Spencer Hotel. Delicious malt-driven beer. Aromas of caramel and grain, with a hint of cola. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Darkish amber with a thin beige head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of toffee, earth, peppery spices. Lots of toffee in the taste, but it’s not all that sweet. Earthy bread and spices, a touch of vinegar. Quite rich but the spicy dry finish keeps it refreshing.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another very good limited release that puts GR well and truly on the path to redemption. Dark orange / copper with a non-existent head. Big nose of funky earthy malts and some caramel sweetness. The latter carries through to the palate but there’s enough hap impact, albeit relatively mild, to keep the beer on course.